Our house on Mothering Sunday usually involves my husband having a last minute panic and rushing off the the petrol station to get a quick card and the obligatory croissant breakfast.
To save him one little stress this year I thought I would take number four along to Mother Kitty’s in Coulsdon to do a craft session with a group called Monkeybeans. The sessions are run by a super friendly Mum and daughter team that really engage the children in their activities. They also run sessions at the Caterham Arms which we have been to before that involve a sing-along session at the end which rounds the activity off really well. These sessions are perfect if you like your little ones to expore their artistic side without the mess in your own home!
With a beautiful glue sodden card in hand number four and five had a run around the soft play and then donned their Mother Kitty masks that they were given in the session to take home and colour in.
What are your plans this Mother’s Day?
I’ve been following The Milk List on Facebook for a while now, they sell beautiful vintage furniture and toys for children’s bedrooms and I noticed this week that she was holding a stall at a craft fair in Caterham so I decided to take a trip down there before our usual Saturday routine.
I was not disappointed when I arrived. I was greeted with a smile at the beautifully presented stall which had many fabulous items. We chose two wooden cars and a retro Bambi that are going to look great in number four’s room. We would have browsed for longer but he had taken a liking to a set of pool balls that I was concerned were going to be launched through the opposite stall! There is an online store in the pipeline so I will be keeping my eye out for that.
With such beautiful weather today I was looking forward to our Saturday trip to the park. We had a picnic packed which the boys were very excited to be able to eat on the grass for the first time this year. Once we had eaten and taken in the sun for a while we headed to the sandpit with our new sand toys which I’d managed to buy in between the screaming and crying on our IKEA trip yesterday. I have to admit they’d been thrown in the bag yesterday with all the stress and I had not paid much attention to them. Once opened I realised they were actually a little set of ice-cream cones and pots that can be filled with sand. It was a great purchase as number four is normally happier to launch sand over me and any unsuspecting passerby but these keep his attention for a good hour.
This superb weather has got us all excited for the predicted scorcher of a Spring and Summer. What plans have you all got in the pipeline?